ABOUT

We transform Jewish communities by building the communities we need and want. Communities that reflect our values. Communities that embrace and celebrate the myriad ways to be Jewish, where we bring our whole selves, including a commitment to justice in Palestine.

JVP Chicago confronts the JNF, October 2015

JVP CHICAGO CONFRONTS THE JNF, October 2015

JVP-Chicago leads mobilization to confront the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Annual Meeting, October 2015. In this video you see Rabbinical Council co-founder Rabbi Brant Rosen lead a Havdallah/end of Shabbat ritual outside the JNF’s major donors dessert reception. The next day a broad coalition of Palestinian-led organizations and JVP chapters from across the midwest disrupt their meeting with singing and chanting.

Jewish Voice for Peace: Young Jewish Proud Declaration

YOUNG, JEWISH AND PROUD DECLARATION

This video is a statement of purpose and an open challenge to the Jewish community to listen to Jewish youth and our commitment to creating a vital, Jewish life that embraces all people–including Palestinians–as equals.

BROWSE RESOURCES

RABBINICAL COUNCIL

The JVP Rabbinical Council is a network of rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students that supports the mission of JVP, JVP’s 15,000 members, the Palestine solidarity movement, and each other. A group of Rabbis started the council in 2011, seeking chevra (camaraderie) with others wanting to take action for justice for Palestinians and Israelis, including following the Palestinian call for BDS. Today, the council serves as an advisory team to JVP’s leadership. It is also a prophetic Jewish voice inside the Palestine solidarity movement; helps create meaningful ritual, tradition, & culture accessible to our growing membership; and provides pastoral and prophetic support for JVP members, chapters, and campaigns for the long haul.

Opportunities for Rabbinic Leadership

  • Rapid response on local and national levels- in body, writing, prayer
  • Support and lead with JVP campaigns
  • Congress work, locally and nationally
  • Ritual generation for holidays, campaigns, or in times of need
  • Cross-collaboration with artists, academics and students
  • Live stream High Holiday services

JVP yearly supports a 3 Day Rabbinical Council Gathering.

Rabbis can be active in JVP as members without being a part of the council, but are encouraged to join.

To learn more about the JVP Rabbinic Council, email ilana.lerman@jvp.org.

Rabbi Leora Abelson
Rabbi Rebecca Alpert
Rabbi Lev Baesh
Rabbi David Basior
Rabbi Haim Beliak
Rabbi Joseph Berman
Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener
Rabbi Meryl Crean
Rabbi Michael Davis
Rabbi Art Donsky
Rabbi Michael Feinberg
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny
Rabbi Shai Gluskin
Rabbi Borukh Goldberg

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Rabbi Julie Greenberg
Rabbi Linda Holtzman
Rabbi Ariana Katz
Rabbi Edward Klein
Rabbi Alan LaPayover
Rabbi Eyal Levinson
Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom
Rabbi David Mivasair
Rabbi Dev Noily
Rabbi Alexis Pearce
Rabbi Michael Ramberg
Rabbi Moti Rieber
Rabbi Brant Rosen
Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg
Rabbi Ken Rosenstein
Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman

Rabbi Brian Walt
Rabbi Lucia Pizarro
Rabbi Lew Weiss
Rabbi Alissa Wise
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman
Rabbi Rain Zohav
Student Rabbi Eli DeWitt
Student Rabbi Lara Haft
Student Rabbi Rachel Kipnes
Student Rabbi Lonnie Kleinman
Student Rabbi Rory Schonning
Student Rabbi Jay Stanton
Student Rabbi May Ye

HAVURAH NETWORK

In 2018, existing non zionist, anti zionist & diasporist Jewish spiritual communities as well as JVP chapters coalesced with the support of JVP to form the Havurah Network. JVP and the Havurah Network collaborate with a shared commitment to each others’ vision, sustainability, and growth.

The Havurah Network is an emergent network that gathers, supports and resources anti-zionist, non-zionist and diasporist Jews and Jewish spiritual communities across the country yearning for a vibrant Jewish life beyond nationalism that condemns and challenges white supremacy within and outside Jewish communities.

The Havurah Network supports collaboration and leadership development in service of the movement for Palestinian freedom and all liberatory movements.

To learn more about the Havurah Network or get added to the listserve, email ilana.lerman@jvp.org.

Website & application to join this network coming soon!

WATCH JVP’S STORY

Back in the mid-90s, three young Jewish women realized they could no longer keep silent about Israel’s occupation – and decided to do something about it. Watch their story – our story – here.

Deadly-Exchange-Both-Mockup-Social

GET THE DEADLY EXCHANGE REPORT

Researching the American Israeli Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace’s report reveals the extent of massive training programs between U.S. law enforcement and Israeli police, military, and the Shin Bet.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

Days ago, Booking.com bowed to pro-Israel activists and started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem. Let’s get Booking.com to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"